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20th Anniversary Art Contest

Send us your Aquarium 20th Anniversary-inspired art and have the chance to win a roundtrip flight on JetBlue.

Front view of yellow cowfish

This yellow cowfish has a goatee. Robin Riggs/Aquarium of the Pacific

The art contest, presented by JetBlue, will be accepting entries throughout the summer with the top twenty participants winning roundtrip flights on JetBlue.

The twenty winning artworks will be exhibited at the Aquarium of the Pacific at the end of 2018.

Jet Blue Logo on blue

Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2018, by 6:00 p.m.

Presented by JetBlue

The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for the 20th Anniversary Art Contest. All entries must relate to the Aquarium’s history, accomplishments, animals, and/or programs.

Up to three submissions are welcome.

Any of the guidelines not followed below may automatically disqualify you from participation in the contest. To be considered, art MUST be appropriate for a family audience.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Submission images must meet the following specifications: File names are the artist’s last name followed by the entry number (i.e. Jones1.jpg). Image files should be in high-resolution JPEG format. Images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction and 72 dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork). In your submission, you must include a brief description of the piece and its connection to the theme. Failure to conform to these submission guidelines may result in instant disqualification.

Drawings, paintings, printmaking, digital/new media, photography are all possibly valid but must be two-dimensional and submitted digitally. All winning artwork will be displayed as digital prints. We currently cannot support video or sound-based media. Selected pieces must be ready to print for exhibit. Photo submissions that include images of people in which those people are identifiable must have the express permission from the people in the photos.

Winning artists will be notified by email no later than September 14, 2018. Please, no phone calls. If you have any questions, please e-mail Cecile Fisher at

Due to the high volume of traffic to the submission form in the last hour before the deadline, those trying to submit artwork at this time may experience errors and risk disqualification. Please try to submit your artwork early in the day to avoid missing the deadline.

Please fill out the form below:

RULES AND REGULATIONS: From 9:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 25, 2018, through 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time on Monday, September 3, 2018, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host a 20th Anniversary Art Contest, presented by JetBlue. All entries must be two-dimensional (i.e. photos, paintings, and sketches) and submitted in digital form. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges determined by the Aquarium. Winners will be notified by email no later than Friday, September 14, 2018. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO BE CONSIDERED. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. All entries that do not meet display specifications or file size requirements or are received after the deadline will be disqualified. Employees, volunteers, and board members of the Aquarium of the Pacific and JetBlue and their family/household members are not eligible. Prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Aquarium of the Pacific and JetBlue. All entrants give full rights to the Aquarium of the Pacific and JetBlue to promote and publish their name and artwork in conjunction with the contest. All entrants release the Aquarium of the Pacific and JetBlue, their affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, the City of Long Beach, and all others associated with the development and execution of this contest, from any and all liability from injury, loss or damage of any kind, including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, resulting from participation in this promotion or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. JetBlue Travel Certificates are subject to these Terms and Conditions.